A Cygnus Sharpless

Given the washed-out conditions with the moon present I thought it might be worth attempting this very bright and compact patch of nebulosity in Cygnus. . It is Sharpless 2-106 and was thought to be a planetary due to its unusual appearance but is now accepted as an emission nebula. Surprisingly the brightest part was detectable on a short 30 second test exposure but the conditions weren't good enough for imaging the fainter outer areas. Despite a large number of subs they remained invisible so worth another attempt in a darker sky with some deeper exposures. Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 20x 7minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, FIV, CS2 & XAT.

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